Literary Journals Publishing Fiction

June 27, 2017

Pacifica Literary Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Pacifica Literary Review publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography, and art & design. They are based out of Seattle, Washington. They publish three web-exclusive issues in September, January, and May, as well as one print issue every year. They have an interesting approach to writing and publishing which I have excerpted below, as it will give…

June 22, 2017

Longshot Island: Now Seeking Submissions

Longshot Island is a print and online magazine headquartered in Eugene, Oregon that focuses on publishing short stories. Sometimes they also publish poetry, vignettes, nonfiction, reviews, interviews, and art. They like smart, well-crafted writing that is a pleasure to read. They look for stories with memorable characters, meaningful metaphors, creative descriptions, and engaging emotional content….

June 15, 2017

Borrowed Solace: Now Seeking Submissions

Borrowed Solace is a brand new online magazine of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography, and artwork. Created by a group of writers who are also literary enthusiasts, Borrowed Solace hopes to publish artful work that inspires readers to fall in love with language. They want stories, essays, and poems that invite readers to ask for…

June 8, 2017

The Masters Review: Now Accepting Submissions

The Masters Review is a print and online publication for new and emerging fiction and narrative nonfiction authors. They are seeking the most gifted new authors in hopes of showcasing talent that will continue to produce excellent work. They also publish reviews of books by brand new authors, interviews with established authors, critical essays, and…

May 10, 2017

The Puritan: Accepting Submissions

The Puritan is an online publication based out of Toronto, Canada. They are an established online journal. They publish poetry, fiction, novelette’s, flash fiction, essays, and interviews on a quarterly basis. The editors have a good eye and the work they publish is generally very engaging. It is very helpful to read an issue before…

April 27, 2017

Blue Earth Review: Accepting Submissions

Blue Earth Review is published by Minnesota State University. They are a print publication and generally have excellent covers. They are highly selective and publish very little of what is submitted to them. They are open to submissions year round which is unusual for a journal published by a university. They publish fiction, creative nonfiction,…

Turtle Island Quarterly: Now Seeking Submissions

Turtle Island Quarterly is a literary journal of nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and book reviews, published online since 2013. They are seeking personal essays and other nonfiction pieces that explore topics such as: wilderness, creativity, culture, North American legends, native culture, the environment, health, natural living, gardening, and community. They are also looking for poetry that…

April 20, 2017

Islanded Quarterly: Now Seeking Submissions

Helmed in the island of Jersey, Islanded Quarterly is a new online literary magazine publishing poetry, prose, and photography. They are seeking meditations on the islanded parts of our psychology, that is, the remote and secluded parts of our minds that harbor secret reverie or bottomless remorse. They like thoughtful writing, broad and brooding skies,…

April 13, 2017

Flash Glass: Now Seeking Submissions

Flash Glass is a monthly online magazine of short form writing produced by Rowan University’s Master of Arts in Writing program, under the umbrella of their larger literary magazine, Glassworks. Flash Glass is named after a glassblowing technique in which the artist creates unique color by layering, rather than simply adding color to a batch….

April 6, 2017

Chantwood Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Chantwood is an online magazine dedicated to publishing great short stories. They believe that great fiction starts with great characters, so they are looking for unforgettable heroes and anti-heroes in never-before-seen settings. They publish a wide variety of fiction: sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction, romance, literary fiction, historical fiction and more. And, while the magazine focuses…

March 23, 2017

Mortar: Now Seeking Submissions

Mortar is a brand new online literary magazine seeking of-the-moment poetry, fiction, and nonfiction spoken from the cultural outskirts. They want to broadcast the voices of women, those who identify as gender-nonconforming, those who are non-heteronormative, and all others who identify with the mortar: the often-unnoticed margins around the big brick. They are looking for…

March 16, 2017

Oyster River Pages: Now Seeking Submissions

Oyster River Pages is a new online literary journal formed by four literary connoisseurs who hope to showcase good literature that’s gone unnoticed. Frustrated by the amount of thoughtful writing that never gets read, the editors of Oyster River Pages want to create an online literary community that redefines “publishable” and celebrates newly discovered work….

February 23, 2017

Bottlecap Press: Now Seeking Submissions

Founded in 2014 in Skagway, Alaska, Bottlecap Press publishes poetry and fiction that explores our alarming humanity with unflinching honesty and artistry. They seek visionary literature, work that is both surprising and deeply meaningful. And, they continually strive to explore the unlimited possibilities of literary multimedia through their online content. Bottlecap is dedicated to promoting…

February 9, 2017

Every Pigeon: Now Seeking Submissions

Every Pigeon is a brand new online magazine of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography celebrating the beauty in the banal. Every mundane pigeon is welcome there, that is, everything ordinary is invited to showcase its extraordinary subtleties. At Every Pigeon, minutia is a meditation. To get a sense of what they like, you can…

February 2, 2017

Theme of Absence: Now Seeking Speculative Fiction

Theme of Absence publishes speculative flash fiction and the occasional longer piece. All styles are welcome, including humor, as long as the story includes elements of horror, science fiction, or fantasy.  Spine tingling ghost stories are just as welcome as robots and spaceships. Theme of Absence is an online literary journal that is approachable. They…

January 26, 2017

Fairy Tale Review: Accepting Submissions

Fairy Tale Review is a yearly journal in search of new spins on old fairy tales. They opened for submissions on January 1, and they close to submissions on March the 31st 2017. Since 2005, Fairy Tale Review has sought fiction and nonfiction stories, essays, and translations. The journal is edited through the University of Arizona’s…

January 12, 2017

400 and Falling Press: Now Seeking Submissions from Emerging Authors

A brand new journal founded by two students hoping to showcase emerging authors from around the world, 400 and Falling Press is seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art, as well as literary and art criticism. They are searching for the next wave of artistic expression, voices that drown us in the oceanic realm of…

January 5, 2017

DIAGRAM: Open to Submissions

As our name indicates, we’re interested in representations. In naming. In indicating. In schematics. In the labeling and taxonomy of things. In poems that masquerade as stories; in stories that disguise themselves as indices or obituaries. DIAGRAM is an online literary journal that has over a million visitors per month. They have a reputation for…

December 15, 2016

The Perch: Now Seeking Submissions

Produced by the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, The Perch is a non-academic literary journal dedicated to publishing poetry, prose, visual art, and music related to mental health. They see The Perch as a place from which readers can gain perspective, and then fly off to new altitudes. They are interested in work…

December 8, 2016

Wildness: Now Seeking Submissions

Wildness is an online literary magazine based in the United Kingdom, founded in 2015. They publish poetry and prose that explores the unknown, evokes the far-away voice of all that’s lost. They seek work by both emerging and established writers, and they showcase a wide variety of styles and literary forms. To get a sense…

December 1, 2016

Belletrist: Now Seeking Submissions

Belletrist is an online and print journal produced by the students at Bellevue College. They are looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, graphic literature, and art that wants to get noticed. They publish work by both emerging and established writers from around the country, as well as work by the students at Bellevue College. They…

November 17, 2016

Mandala Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

Mandala Journal is an online, multicultural literary arts journal launched in 2009, produced by the students at the University of Georgia’s Institute for African American Studies. They publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art, as well as experimental and cross-genre work such as graphic literature. They are especially interested in literature that examines movements within…

November 9, 2016

LitMag: Now Seeking Submissions

LitMag is a biannual journal currently seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for print and online editions. According to their submissions page, they are most interested in “big minds, large hearts, and sharp pens.” The first online and print issues will be available in the winter and spring of 2017, respectively. Submission Process: Regardless of format,…

October 31, 2016

Ten Wonderful New Literary Journals

The following is a list of 10 very new literary journals. There are many reasons to seek publication in these journals. In my experience, the benefits can be greater than publishing in a well established journal. When a literary journal is new the editors tend to be a lot more passionate. I have gotten handwritten…

October 27, 2016

Banshee: Now Seeking Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction

Banshee, a print literary journal from Ireland, is now seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction for their fourth issue, to be published in the spring of 2017. The deadline for submissions is October 31, and all authors published in the journal will receive payment, as well as a copy of the…

October 20, 2016

Long Exposure Magazine: Now Accepting Submissions

Founded in 2014, Long Exposure is an online magazine exploring the interaction between writing and visual media by way of publishing poetry, flash fiction, photography, and art. They are interested in studying the new dimensions that arise when language interacts with visual aesthetics. Long Exposure publishes a wide variety of writing and art, and they…

October 17, 2016

The Rush: Now Seeking Submissions

The Rush is a new online literary magazine produced by the students of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. They pay writers, and they are seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and photography in all forms and styles. They hope to publish high-velocity work that captures the rush of human experience. Any topic is…

October 13, 2016

Lady: Now Seeking Submissions by Female Authors

Lady is an online literary magazine of fiction, young adult fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry written by women. They publish writing by authors of all ages and backgrounds, showcasing the infinite nuances of female experience. At Lady, they hope to give all women the opportunity to share their stories—sad and happy, pretty and ugly, fun,…

September 23, 2016

Visitant: Now Accepting Submissions

Visitant is an online literary magazine seeking flash fiction, serialized fiction, nonfiction essays, multimedia essays, poetry, art, and interviews. Born from the collaborative efforts of the online writers group, PDXX Collective, Visitant hopes to cultivate a homestead for the unexpected visitors of the creative process: the strangers that appear on the page when authors experiment….

September 8, 2016

Territory: Now Seeking Submissions

Territory is a new online literary project that seeks to explore and defy the conceptual boundaries of maps. Though maps appear to be objective representations of the observable world, invariably they are crafted through the subjective lens of the mapmaker. What is revealed? What is concealed? What was never seen at all? Territory hopes to…

August 24, 2016

Escape Pod: An Audio Science Fiction Magazine

Escape Pod publishes all of its stories in audio and text formats. They are a science fiction market but as they say in their submission guidelines “our mandate is fun.” They allow some flexibility to exist within the genre and they have published the occasional steampunk or superhero tale. But they are not interested in…

August 11, 2016

The Slag Review: Now Accepting Submissions

The Slag Review is a new print and online journal of poetry, fiction, essays, and art, bravely exploring the perils and triumphs of the creative process. The creators of The Slag Review are metallurgists, artists engaged in the science of metal crafting, which they see as a metaphor for the transformative process of artistic creation….

August 3, 2016

Clarkesworld Magazine: Accepting Science Fiction and Fantasy

Clarkesworld Magazine is a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes short stories, interviews, articles and audio fiction on a monthly basis. Electronic issues are available to read online or through subscription on their website.  All original fiction is also published in paperback. They are currently accepting art, nonfiction, and…

July 21, 2016

Sweater Weather Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Sweater Weather Magazine is a new online magazine of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and reviews. Hailing from Upstate New York, the editors of Sweater Weather Magazine are well acquainted with the optimal conditions for becoming lost in a literary wonder: a blizzard outside, an overstuffed chair, a warm blanket, a huge sweater, and…

July 5, 2016

Dime Show Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Dime Show Review is a new online magazine of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and literary audio. Inspired by the intrigue of the old-time traveling circus, Dime Show Review publishes writing that prompts readers to peak through the tent flap of the mind into the wild world of imagination. Both emerging and established writers are invited to…

June 15, 2016

Garo: Now Seeking Submissions

Garo is an online magazine of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, and artwork published by the Rocky Mountain Land Library. Named after a Colorado rancher who built a town around a railroad stop, Garo publishes work that helps people feel close to the land, and close to one another. They like writing that reveals something new…

June 3, 2016

The Quiet Circle: Now Accepting Submissions

The Quiet Circle is a brand new online journal of subtle, meditative writing. They publish fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that other literary journals might call “too quiet.” The Quiet Circle is a place where quiet writing can be heard, where brash, crass, and staunchly-realist voices are left at the door. They are especially interested in…

June 2, 2016

Sonic Boom: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Sonic Boom, a new online journal of poetry and flash fiction, publishes “writing that explodes.”  That is, they publish writing that makes an impact, shakes the reader’s senses, and breaks the boundaries of genre. Avant-garde, conceptual, postmodern—like a sonic boom–their publication is a phenomenon of the moment. They publish various contemporary forms of poetry—experimental, free…

May 19, 2016

Swamp Ape Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Swamp Ape Review is a brand new online journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. What’s a swamp ape? In Floridian lore, a swamp ape is a hybrid creature, existing on the margins of land and water, fact and fiction, ordinariness and obscurity. Like its namesake, Swamp Ape Review aims to reflect the unexplainable….

May 9, 2016

19 Magazines that Publish Writing for Children and Teens

Most children’s book authors and young adult authors struggle with creating a history of previous publications – a useful task when trying to find an agent or publisher for their work.  The following list of publishers are all looking for work aimed at teens and children. So, not only do you create a history of…

April 15, 2016

The Fictional Café: Now Accepting Submissions

The Fictional Café is an online magazine and forum for authors and artists, publishing new poetry, fiction, novel excerpts, podcasts, and artwork of all genres each month. Like a virtual coffee shop, The Fictional Café is a meeting place for authors and artists to read, share, and discuss great writing and artwork. Members can inspire…

April 14, 2016

Door is a Jar Magazine: Now Accepting Submissions

An emerging online and print magazine founded in 2015, Door is a Jar publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and art. With a preference for simple language and engaging voices, Door is a Jar Magazine aims to be an open book (or door): a publication accessible to all readers. They honor the diversity of both readers…

April 5, 2016

Black Elephant: Now Accepting Submissions

Black Elephant is a new online and soon-to-be print journal hoping to shake up the literary landscape with boundary-breaking new writing. They want to showcase voices that challenge convention and defy form. They want to celebrate stories, poems, essays, spoken word pieces, photographs, and short films that speak subtly and viscerally, with textured layers of…

April 4, 2016

11 Literary Journals Always Open To Submissions

Most literary journals are open only for a window of time each year. Sometimes it is a very long window. Sometimes it is more than one window. But it can be frustrating to visit their website and realize that they just closed to submissions. It can be particularly hard during the summer when the majority…

March 31, 2016

Asimov’s Science Fiction: Always Accepting Unpublished Fiction

Written by Eleanor Matama Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine is one of the better-paying markets there is out there, for science fiction content. This science fiction magazine predominantly favors character-oriented short stories and poetry. Asimov’s Science Fiction is very flexible as to what constitutes a short story. You can submit a short story between 1000-20,000 words…

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